Scrape off the skin from the burdock. Chop into 5 cm lengths, then, to remove the bitterness, soak in vinegar water (vinegar not listed in ingredients). Cut lengthwise in half or lengthwise in quarters.
Pound the burdock with a rolling pin to make them permeable for seasoning. Boil for 7 to 8 minutes in a generous amount of hot water, then drain.
Evenly combine the A ingredients, add the burdock while hot, then it's ready to eat!
Story Behind this Recipe
It's a shame to only eat this at new year's; I want to be able to eat it any time! Try it when you get fresh burdock.
When using good quality burdock, be careful not to over boil. Since the burdock will be tossed right after boiling, it needs to be pounded first.